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Rate of first recorded diagnosis of autism and other pervasive developmental disorders in United Kingdom general practice, 1988 to 2001

Liam Smeeth1*, Claire Cook2, Professor Eric Fombonne3, Lisa Heavey4, Laura C Rodrigues2, Peter G Smith2 and Andrew J Hall2

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1 Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK

2 Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK

3 Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

4 Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, London, UK

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BMC Medicine 2004, 2:39  doi:10.1186/1741-7015-2-39

Published: 9 November 2004

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Appendix: Codes used to identify cases, numbers identified, and diagnostic classification used in this paper

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